Germany NCP

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Overview

OECD member Number of trade union cases 5 NCP Type Single Department with Interagency Working Group
Description The German NCP is based in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. It involves other relevant government ministries through an Interministerial Task Force ("Ressortkreis OECD-Leitsätze") (see members below). It has also created a Working Group ("Arbeitskreis OECD-Leitsätze") that comprises representatives of government together with trade unions, business and civil society.

Procedures The German NCP has published clear and comprehensive procedures for submitting cases on its web site (see link). Complaints should be submitted by email to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, at oecd-nks@bmwi.bund.de or buero-vc3@bmwi.bund.de, and if possible be submitted in parallel by post.

Links to Procedures Procedural Notes for Specific Instances (Complaints) of the German National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Procedural Notes for Specific Instances ('Complaints') of the German National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

NCP Structure

NCP Interdepartmental Group Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Federal Ministry of Justice
Federal Ministry of Finance
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
OECD Guidelines Working Group BDI - Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie
DIHK - Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammertag
DGB - Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
IG Metall Industrie Gewerkschaft Metall (Metal Workers Union)
Ver.di
Amnesty International Germany
Germanwatch
Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst - EED
BDA - Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände
Transparency International Germany
Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
NCP Interdepartmental Group Chair Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

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Contact Information

Full name German National Contact Point (NCP): OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Address Federal Ministry for Economic Affiairs and Energy
Division VC3
Scharnhorststraße 34-37
10115 Berlin
Telephone + 49 30 18 615-7521
Fax + 49 30-18 615-5378 Email buero-vc3@bmwi.bund.de
Second Email oecd-nks@bmwi.bund.de
NCP Website http://www.bmwi.de/EN/Topics/Foreign-trade/International-bodies/oecd-guidelines-for-multinational-enterprises,did=430522.html
This web page is in English

Documents

Title Date
Procedural Notes for Specific Instances (Complaints) of the German National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 22 September 2015 (URL last accessed)
A comparison of National Contact Points - Best practices in OECD complaints procedures 2 August 2015 (URL last accessed)
Final statement by the German National Contact Point Relating to a complaint by Industriegewerkschaft Metall (IG Metall) against Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH (HMETC) in Rüsselsheim, Germany 15 January 2015
Joint final statement by the German National Contact Point... UNI Global Union (UNI) and International Transport Workers´ Federation (ITF) and Deutsche Post DHL (DP-DHL) on the complaint by UNI/ITF against DP-DHL/Bonn 20 January 2014
Procedural Notes for Specific Instances ('Complaints') of the German National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 16 January 2012 (URL last accessed)
Erklärung der deutschen Nationalen Kontaktstelle für die ‚OECD-Leitsätze für multinationale Unternehmen‘ zu einer Beschwerde des DGB gegenüber Bayer AG (EUBP-FFW ./. Bayer Philippines) 29 June 2007
Statement by the German National Contact Point for the ‘OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises’ on a Specific Instance brought by the DGB against Bayer AG 29 June 2007
Statement by the German National Contact Point for the ‘OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises’ on a Specific Instance brought by the DGB against Bayer AG (EUBP-FFW ./. Bayer Philippines) 29 June 2007

Validation

Date content last checked16/01/2012 TUAC affiliate validated NCP validated OECD Watch Member Validated